Multiple Contributions From One Task

For every task, there is more than one potential cause of a time overrun. When the project manager asks a team leader to give an estimate of the likelihood (Y) and the largest overrun time (Δ) for his or her task, the project manager reminds the team leader to consider as many potential overrun causes as possible. There is a tendency for a team leader to focus on one obvious potential overrun cause and not to consider others. The project manager will ask the team leader to begin by making a list of all potential causes of task time overrun that he or she can come up with. The team leader should ask task workgroup members and subject matter experts for help. Each potential task time overrun source will have ...

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